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On Global, saxophonist Godwin Louis places vibrant melodies and African-derived rhythms in a context drawing from 1960s jazz. Read more

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Recalling funky, electric-period Miles Davis, Russ Johnson’s Headlands offers segues rather than track pauses, and the voyage befits the nationally renowned Milwaukee trumpeter’s natural realm along jazz’s outer reaches. Read more

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The influential alto saxophonist, bass clarinetist and flautist Eric Dolphy’s music remains remarkable and relatively timeless, soulful and spontaneous with an elastically rhythmic snap. Read more

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Internal Combustion by the Montreal Quartet Lawful Citizen is a set of compositions related to the spark and vroom of motor vehicles, including motorcycles. You could call it jazz for Harley dealerships. Read more

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Working in the comedy jazz lounge style of Dave Frishberg, Sam Broverman has recorded an insider’s spoof of outsider’s cultural norms. Read more

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If you’re looking for something a little different than the usual “holiday season” offerings, consider a concert by The OK Factor, a genre-bending instrumental duo whose music is a happy medium between folk and classical string playing. Read more

Performing Arts Weekly

With Random Dances and (A)tonalities, clarinetist and saxophonist Don Byron duets with Cuban-born pianist Aruán Ortiz on thorny explorations that suggest inspired moments at the jazz club long after closing time. Read more

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Ethan Ardelli has drummed on several award-winning jazz albums but steps out into the light as bandleader on The Island of Form. Read more

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The inspired and powerful recordings by the Charles Mingus Quintet on Jazz in Detroit document a weeklong residency collecting live radio broadcasts made in a workshop setting. Read more

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A backbone of Milwaukee’s jazz scene, Devin Drobka flaunts his love of improvisation on his long-in-the-making new album. Read more

Local Music

Vera, the fourth album by cutting-edge Toronto-based jazz trio Myriad3, presents a meditative music that is quietly intense and deliberately focused. Read more

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The Toronto jazz group The Tiki Collective brings together 16 vocalists and a flock of players for a set of recordings that draw on the ’50s-’60s tiki bar exotica associated with Arthur Lyman. Read more

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The second release on a North American label by Havana’s Harold Lopez-Nussa shows the talented young pianist to have one foot in jazz and the other in his country’s traditional rhythms. Read more

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The legendary jazzman discusses his time with Mile Davis, his latest tour with his Akoustic Band, and his most memorable collaborations. Read more

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In Real Time is a showcase for the veteran and versatile jazz trumpeter John Bailey as well as that of his side musicians, especially guitarist John Hart. Read more

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Jethro Tull founder-flautist Ian Anderson culled through 50 years of releases for this three-CD set, a well-chosen collection representing the band from the beginning through almost now. Read more

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Joe Jordan, Tonight Only, NuBlu and Altered Five Blues Band will all perform at the second annual Granville Blues & Jazz Fest, happening June 23-24. Read more

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On Pardes, guitarist-oud player Amos Hoffman and pianist Noam Lemish perform a lush set of compositions that combine Near Eastern music with jazz, steeped in the particular traditions of Sephardic Jews. Read more

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With saxophone and bass as the lead instruments, Brooklyn’s Molly Tigre demonstrates a grounding in jazz as well as funky late 20th-century Ethiopian pop on its debut album. Read more

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Recording with electronic producer Christian Strehlow, versatile Milwaukee singer Amanda Huff broke from her usual process for her vibrant debut album, Hemiptera. Read more

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